Online Classes Are Just Like This

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) wonders what’s going on at EducationConnection.com, a company service that “matches students with accredited colleges online and around the country.”

According to an article by Pete Kasperowicz in The Hill:

“The ad that just really troubles me shows a lovely young woman who says you can go to college in your pajamas,” [Durbin] said. “You don’t even have to get out of bed to go to college, and she’s got a computer on her bed there.”

“I don’t believe anybody should fall for that, but some must, and they end up signing up for these for-profit schools, getting deep in debt with a worthless diploma when it’s all over,” he added.

This is the commercial:

While it is certainly possible for students to take online classes in their pajamas, it’s unlikely most of them look that good while they’re doing it.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer